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We publish a focused list of the UK’s best-loved fiction and non-fiction authors from big brand names to bestselling debuts with passion, energy, creativity and teamwork right across the company.

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Born in Ealing in 1950, Transworld Publishers have since then consistently been one of the most successful in British publishing. We pride ourselves on our creativity, energy, collaboration and ability to change with the times. Our philosophy is passion for our authors, belief in our books and a hunger for success. 

Our boundless energy and passion combined with commercial nous have made us hugely successful year in year out. In 2016 we were proud to win Publisher of the Year at the British Books Awards for the fourth time.

How do we do it?  

We work as a team. Right across our business, in every department, we all care deeply about our authors and our books. We publish fewer books for our size than any other publisher, which means that we have more time to spend on making each book a success. We are renowned throughout the book trade for our high-impact event publications. Whether stories are to be found in physical books, ebooks or audio we will take them to the widest possible audience

Our reputation has been built on a solid foundation of turning authors into brand names from Dan Brown to Sophie Kinsella to Lee Child. As well as brand-building, we have led the way in debut fiction bestsellers every year from Before I Go To Sleep to The Girl on The Train. And we are proud to publish the works of literary greats such as Kate Atkinson and John Irving.

In non-fiction we aim to publish the best in any area rather than build specialist lists. We publish global bestsellers such as Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time, Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion and Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything and UK bestsellers such as Paul O’Grady’s At My Mother’s Knee and Andy McNab’s Bravo Two Zero.

We combine all of the benefits of being a small, energetic company with the global might of being part of Penguin Random House.

Transworld Publishers People

At Transworld Publishers we are proud to have one of the most talented and creative teams in the business.

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Larry Finlay

Managing Director

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Bill Scott-Kerr


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Sarah Adams

Publishing Director, Commercial Fiction

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Marianne Velmans

Publishing Director, Doubleday

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Susanna Wadeson

Publishing Director & Head of Non-Fiction

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Janine Giovanni

Marketing Director

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Patsy Irwin

Publicity Director

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Helen Edwards

Rights Director

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Richard Ogle

Art Director

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Alison Barrow

PR Director

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Current Transworld Publishers Catalogues

  • Transworld Fiction - Jun-Dec 2018

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  • Transworld Non-Fiction - Jun-Dec 2018

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  • Transworld Fiction - Jan-Jun 2018

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  • Transworld Non-Fiction - Jan-Jun 2018

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